The ultimate guide to going out in Avondale

A Birmingham Guide to our very own Avondale
A Birmingham Guide neighborhood Avondale bars restaurants
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Avondale has become quite the place to be in the last few years. Do you still have some exploring left to do? Well, we’ve got the guide for you.

Coffee, Coffee, and more Coffee

Surprise! Avondale has become a coffee hotspot in good ole Bham. With unique digs and fantastic blends, you definitely have a couple of places to add to your fave coffee shop list.

Saturn

Address:  200 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Like Avondale, Saturn has its own vibrant personality. Open at 7 am this place serves up a mean fresh cup of joe. Of course, Bham’s very own We Have Doughnuts provides some fresh baked deliciousness. Go relax with friends or finish up some work in this Satellite inspired spot. Learn More.

The Abbey Coffee Shop 

Abbey mugs, now available! #coffee #avondale

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Address: 131 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222

The Abbey Coffee Shop is the only Avondale community coffee shop that is a nonprofit project of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. If you are looking for a place to grab a coffee, tea, or even a baked good this should be your next stop. Cozy and cool might be an understatement for The Abbey. Learn More.

Learn more about Bham’s Coffee scene with these two coffee guides: part one and two. 

Restaurants, a plenty!

Nothing says Avondale like fantastic food. This neighborhood is centered around some of Bham’s most unique foodie experiences. Have you gotten a chance to give these places a try?

Melt

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Address:  4105 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Melt is definitely one of those unique eats in Birmingham. If melted cheese sandwiches with homemade fries are your thing, this place is right up your alley. Think classic comfort food with a modern twist. This hip restaurant is a must go-to when it comes to Avondale eateries. Learn More. 

Taco Morro Loco

Monday vibes. ✨ @tacomorroloco is so good. #eatlocal

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Address: 417 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222

If you are looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant, look no further. Taco Morro Loco has been known for its charming staff and delicious menu. You’ll have to give it a try if you are a true taco fan. Learn More. 

Rowe’s Service Station

Buffalo Chicken Salad for you. Every day! #EatAtRowes

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Address: 4100 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Formerly the Rowe’s Auto Service, this eatery has made quite a few changes. Known as Avondale’s one-stop shop for the best service, drinks, and food, this casual diner has a great patio and a pretty cool bar. Learn More. 

Wasabi Juan’s

Address: 4120 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Calling all sushi lovers! Asian fusion meets Mexican street food in this fantastic restaurant. This is one of the few places you can get a sushi burrito in Bham! You can find them right next door to the Sour Room at Avondale. Learn More. 

Saw’s Soul Kitchen

Address: 215 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222

The best BBQ in town made it to Avondale. That’s right Saw’s is right on 41st. Soul foods are their specialty. Yummy BBQ is their calling. Learn More. 

Post Office Pies

Address: 209 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Who knew pizza could be so stylish. Post Office Pies obviously did. This cool eatery offers wood-fired pizzas and local craft beers. Serving out of an old post office gives it a pretty unique vibe too. Learn More.

Hot Diggity Dogs

Thursday means cheesesteak dogs! Bring the ruckus.

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Address: 4028 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

The best hot dog you will ever eat is nestled in Avondale. These mouthwatering dogs are creative and classic. They are bound to change your life. Learn More. 

Avondale Common House & Distillery

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Address: 4100 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Avondale Common House & Distillery might be the new kid on the block but it has become quite the hit in the neighborhood. With great prices, delicious food, and a weekly brunch, what else should you expect from this Avondale restaurant? Learn More. 

Fancy’s on Fifth

Address: 430 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Burgers and Oysters, oh my! This chic place is actually pretty relaxed with beautiful exposed brick and a marble topped bar. One try is all you will need to keep you coming back for more after you taste their incredible selection of foods. Learn More. 

Hotbox

New addition… Thai beef skewers, green chili paste, cucumber salad

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Address: 4036 5th Ave S #2, Birmingham, AL 35222

Located on the back patio of Parkside, this place has quite the inventive menu. Think Asian-fusion street eats like lemongrass fried chicken and spicy soba noodles. It’s pet-friendly and just a great place to hang. Learn More. 

Red Mountain Crawfish

We are here @avondalebrewing six days a week for your #crawfish tasting pleasure! #birmingham #trunksup

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Address: 201 41st Street South, Courtyard Of Avondale Brewery, Birmingham, AL 35222

Did you know you can now find Red Mountain Crawfish set up at one of your favorite breweries? Now’s your chance to eat as much boiled shrimp, crawfish, and potatoes as your heart desires. It’s pretty darn good too! Learn More.

Big Spoon Creamery

Address: 4000 3rd Ave S #104, Birmingham, AL 35222

Saved the best for last! You’ll find nothing fresher than this place when it comes to ice cream. This hidden gem provides local and seasonal small batch ice cream. And believe me, the flavors are to die for. Learn More. 

Go -to Watering Holes

Beers, cocktails, and anything in between. Avondale has plenty of bars for grabbing a drink with friends, family or even enjoying a live show.

Avondale Brewery

Address: 201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222

It’s a brewery, a venue, and a great place for eating crawfish. The list goes on and on. Avondale Brewery might just be the heart of this neighborhood with its great atmosphere and fantastic community events. Of course, you can’t forget about their amazing craft beers either. Learn More. 

41st Street Pub & Aircraft Sales

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Address: 130 41st St S #105, Birmingham, AL 35222

Looking for a night of fantastic cocktails and maybe even a little shuffleboard? You should give 41st a try! Located next door to Saturn, 41st Street Pub & Aircraft Sales is the neighborhood bar you’ve been dreaming of. Must Try Drink: Their signature Moscow Mule

The Sour Room at Avondale

Address: 4120 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

The Sour Room is as unique to Avondale as it is to the rest of Birmingham. You can find a great selection of the sourest of beers to strike your fancy. Go ahead and taste test the impressive variety they have to offer. Learn More. 

Marble Ring

Address: 4038 5th Ave S b, Birmingham, AL 35222

Take a step back in time at this themed bar. The Marble Ring will have you experiencing the Roaring 20’s the right way. This cocktail bar gives you an excuse to dress up and spend a night out on the town. Learn More.

Parkside
A Birmingham Guide to our very own Avondale
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Address: 4036 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Parkside is the epitome of the perfect watering hole. It has great drinks, a fun staff, a roomy back patio, yummy grub right in their backyard, and a chill place for your furry friends. What more do you need? Learn More.

Saturn

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Address: 200 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222

Saturn makes the list again for your favorite neighborhood bar. This place has just got it all. Coffee in the mornings and a fun venue at night. It is a unique place to grab a drink with friends or even spend some time on their great outdoor patio. It is definitely one of the coolest bars out there.  Must Try Drink: Any flavor slushy

Other Must Sees

It’s not just about food and drinks, this neighborhood has plenty of other things to explore.

“It’s Awesome to Have You in Avondale” Mural

Address: 4169 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham AL 35209

It wouldn’t be Birmingham without murals. See Avondale’s creative welcome in the form of an eye-catching mural. Stop by and snap an iconic Avondale pic scrolling down the wall past one of your fave breweries.

Interested in more Birmingham Murals, check out this guide

Avondale Park

Star struck.

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Address: 4101 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

This beautiful park is smack dab in the middle of the neighborhood. You just have to explore these 40 acres of wooded park that have great trails and even a few baseball diamonds. The historic park is a peaceful getaway from bustling Bham and the main drag of Avondale. The park also hosts an array of community events. Check out this summer’s schedule for Movies at Avondale Park!

Author: Vicky Lewis

Senior at UAB, Poodle Enthusiast, Hiking Novice